Friday, May 22
Latest News
  1. Iraq's Sunni tribes feel deserted after Ramadi fall
  2. London cabbie bombmaker 'murdered US soldier in Iraq'
  3. US blacklists Iraqi firm helping Iran buy Airbus planes
  4. Raids hit Yemen rebels, allies ahead of new talks bid
  5. Polls open for Irish referendum on gay marriage
  6. Official: Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat
  7. UK PM predicts 'ups and downs' in EU renegotiation bid
  8. UK's Cameron to visit Paris, Berlin for talks next week
  9. Iraqi PM in Russia urges cooperation on fighting IS
  10. Qatar hits back at Amnesty labor claims
  11. Libya says 11 killed in fresh Benghazi clashes
  12. AFP: Burundi protesters battle police in Bujumbura center
  13. Syria's Palmyra in peril as IS seizes ancient city
  14. Bahrain verdict in opposition chief trial next month
  15. Bridge opens to let displaced Iraqis flee Anbar
  16. UN announces Yemen talks, but govt demands rebel pullout
  17. Merkel: Russian return to G7 'unimaginable' for now
  18. Merkel: Eastern Partnership not an 'instrument' of EU enlargement
  19. Ten nabbed in Canada's fight against radicalized youth
  20. USGS: 6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Solomon Islands

Settlers raid Salfit-area village in apparent price tag attack

Aug. 10, 2014 10:38 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 11, 2014 12:05 P.M.)
SALFIT (Ma'an) -- A group of Israeli settlers on Sunday torched a Palestinian vehicle in the central West Bank village of Yasuf east of Salfit in the northern West Bank.

Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that the attackers infiltrated the village from the nearby illegal settlement of Tappuah.

The sources added that they poured fuel on a minibus belonging to Atalah Yasin Jufa and set it ablaze, causing serious damage.

The attackers also sprayed racist "price tag" slogans on the walls near the vehicle before they fled the scene.

Fire fighters from Salfit civil defense arrived and put out the fire.

Yasuf is surrounded on all sides by settlements -- including the massive Ariel block -- and areas under Israeli military control.

"Price tag" is the term given by Israeli settler extremists to refer to attacks randomly targeting Palestinian civilians.

The attacks are often committed in retribution for any perceived slight against the settlement enterprise, including decisions made by the Israeli government or other political actors.

Price tag attacks often target individual Palestinians' property as well as Christian and Muslim religious sites, and hundreds occur every year.

They are rarely punished by Israeli authorities, particularly when they occur in the West Bank.

More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.

The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015